Artist April Sunami was recently commissioned to create the art for a shirt by Lane Bryant, a national clothing retailer. Here’s how she got that gig.
Artist Kimberly Bennefield was commissioned by New Seasons Market in Portland to make a Black Lives Matter flag that would hang outside the store. Here’s how she got that gig.
In this “How I Got That Gig” segment artist Jen Hewett explains how she got the opportunity to create a tote bag that’s given out to every Yelp employee on the anniversary of their hire date.
Collaborations with like-minded brands can bring your creativity to new heights. Alyson Jon shares what it was like to create a custom embroidery piece for fashion brand Allbirds.
Who makes the quilts you see on tv? This is a question Lindsey Rhodes had often asked herself whenever she spied a beautiful quilt in the background of her favorite shows. A quilter can recognize fabrics and block patterns and know when something is not mass-produced. Lindsey came to discover the answer to her question in a serendipitous moment! Seven of her quilts were recently bought to be set dressing on Season 3 of the Netflix series Ozark.
Amy Friend was commissioned by her town’s cultural council to create a quilt in honor of the town’s bicentennial. Find out how she got that gig and the inspiration behind the quilt itself.
Heather Grant is the Director of Marketing & Programming for the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). She’s one of a handful of staff members who run the organization that includes over 12,000 members and 200 chapters around the world. I met with Heather to talk about Fresh Quilting, the MQG’s quilting show on PBS. I wanted to know how the show came about and how it was going.
Jennifer Perkins hosts weekly Facebook Live videos for the DIY Network and HGTV. Hear how she got that gig!
Before even launching her sewing pattern business, Erin Weisbart was asked to appear on a PBS sewing program. How did it happen? Erin tells us how she got that gig.
We’re excited to launch a new series, How I Got That Gig, in which we ask craft industry professionals to tell us the story behind a great commission, job, freelance opportunity, or contract. The first story is from quilter, Libs Elliot, who recently designed a label for the Absolute Canada commemorative bottle.